“At the time it was a gang,” says Romano Artioli, the man behind the brief revival of Bugatti in its modern form in the early 1990s with the quad-turbo EB110. He claims that rival carmakers shut him out of business. “The Mafia was a troop of boy scouts in comparison.”
Oh, the Bugatti Chiron. Six titanium exhaust pipes getting rid of whatever that two-stage quad-turbo eight-liter engine is spewing out of its 16 cylinders, and a double exhaust tip that does absolutely nothing. Form just doesn’t seem to follow function at the rear anymore.
I know this is sort of a weird metric, but if you take a given carmaker and look at the horsepower of every production vehicle they’ve made, you can see their spread of horsepower. Most long-running car companies have a pretty large spread, but nobody beats Bugatti.
The 261 mph Bugatti Chiron starts at $2.65 million before taxes, if you convert from Euros. It looks better than the Veyron, goes better than the Veyron and cares even less of what we think of it than the Veyron. VW went all in because more is what customers wanted, and the result is more of a cool car.
Wolfgang Duerheimer, head of Volkswagen’s Bugatti marque, admitted that he “can’t get the idea for a four-door limousine out of my head,” in an interview at the Geneva Motor Show. This is great news for all the billionaires out there looking into tow hitches and seating-trailers for their Chirons.
Bugatti finally officially revealed its new Chiron super-mega-duper car, but more importantly, it released its full catalog of Eurotrash models wearing man-bags and stupid t-shirts that cost more than a vital heart transplant.
I have a real love-hate thing going on with Bugatti. Vintage Bugattis are some of the most stunning machines of any type I’ve ever seen. Modern Bugattis are impressive, but fundamentally stupid. This Bugatti Lifestyle brand stuff, though, leaves me completely un-conflicted. It’s a glimpse into some ultra-weird rich…
Chiron, the Bugatti Veyron’s long-anticipated successor to the throne of Bestest Car In The Whole World, is finally here. Like its predecessor, it’s a technical triumph, a pinnacle of automotive engineering, and I think it looks much better, too. Too bad it’s still completely fucking stupid.
Like its predecessor the Bugatti Veyron, the new Bugatti Chiron is a true engineering marvel. It’s a 1,478 horsepower monster capable of doing 261 mph a despite considerable bulk of 4,400 pounds. Here’s some of the goodness that makes the Chiron one of the most technologically impressive cars the world has ever seen.
The 1,478 horsepower, 4,400 pound, approximately $2.5 million Bugatti Chiron has made a splash in the car scene so big you’d think someone drove it into a lake at 261 mph. But we’ve mostly only seen it in blue, and Bugatti has way more color swatches ready for this baby.
You think you know POWER? You think you know OPULENCE? You don’t know shit, and the new one bazillion horsepower Bugatti Chiron is here to prove it. Go drive your Lamborghini into a lake—this is what real luxury looks like.
1. The first thing you need to know about the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse — the fastest convertible in the world with a 254 mph top speed — is that it is difficult to drive. Not because of its immense horsepower, or its gargantuan price tag, but because of other people.
It is claimed to be the world’s most powerful production car (for now), putting out 1,478 horsepower and boasting a price tag of more than 2.4 million Euros. Meet the next generation of insane Bugatti speed and opulence.
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[The new Bugatti Chiron will be faster, sure, but will it be as bizarre as its grandfather, the 1990s EB110? Photo Credit: Bugatti]
The sleek and sexy Bugatti speed boat you might have seen with the stylized “EB” emblem on the stern and a CGI bikini babe on the deck is actually made by Palmer Johnson. And at $3,500,000 it’s one of their entry-level offerings.